This is a very fine, excellent quality handmade German violin with a beautiful faded finish that gives it a gorgeous and high quality antique style. The violin is equipped with a basic chin rest and fine tuners, which can and should be upgraded to match the quality of the instrument, but are completely functional as is. The instrument is equipped with top shelf Larson zighan strings that still have a lot of life in them although they have gone a year or so without use.
Also worth noting is that the strings are relatively high off the fingerboard-- a difference that takes getting used to bus that I have come to enjoy. Complementary to the violin are several accessories that fall far below the instrument's quality category, yet are included complementarily and are fully functional. Also included are a set of old and worn emergency backup strings that can be used in a pinch but are mostly worn out.
A collapsible Everest shoulder rest in like-new condition, a heavy mute for quiet practice, a spare unmodified bridge, and a humidifier for dry climates are all complementary. All items come in a black rectangular hard case with a grey svuelte interior, 4 bow holsters, a top storage compartment for music, and an inside storage container for rosin and other accessories. The case is well used with some rosin residue and the left hinge is broken at the clasp; while still functional this requires some extra care.
Although cumulatively significant, all the items included are mostly an afterthought when compared to the value of this violin. Although I believe the listing of this violin far undercuts it's value, I have no need for it anymore, having chosen to. This aged instrument will perfecty suit the aspiring student musician looking for a wholistic package upgrade, yet the violin alone has excellent enough sound to please even the seasoned master musician looking to expand his/her toolbox.The price is an excellent bargain made to sell quickly. The item "80+ age fine handmade violin with complementary case, bows, zighan strings" is in sale since Sunday, December 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "lucahamlin_0" and is located in Bozeman, Montana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.